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With talent like this on the roster, the Knicks don't need to break the bank for a point guard.
As proven by the Lakers, the Magic, the Mavericks, and to an extent the Miami Heat, teams with a certain amount of talent do not need a superstar running the point to be successful. What they do need is an intelligent and capable ball handler and, ideally, a defensive stopper.
The perfect example, though, is Boston’s Rajon Rondo. Despite scoring under 11 points per game, Rondo excels at setting up his all-star teammates with a league leading 12 assists per game. He backs that up with solid defense, making his value to the Celtics immeasurable. Of course, Rondo is now a perennial all-star himself.
Don’t get me wrong. Douglas, currently in his second year, is no Rondo. But he has the potential to be a similar piece to the Knicks’ championship puzzle.
One thing Douglas does have over Rondo is a jump shot.